Five things to do in Brooklyn, June 8–14
Local squid does good: “SpongeBob SquarePants: the Musical,” which features a show-stopping song written by Brooklyn band They Might Be Giants, has been nominated for serveral Tony Awards.
Carroll Gardens cartoonist Dean Haspiel has immortalized Red Hook tavern Sunny’s Bar in his graphic novel “The Red Hook,” about a superhero with the same name as the neighborhood. Check out his original art — including a panel featuring Sunny and his wife Tone (pictured) — at the launch party and exhibit tonight.
7–10 pm at Sunny’s Bar [253 Conover St. at Beard Street in Red Hook, (718) 625–8211, www.sunnysredhook.com]. Free.
Pride and joy
Get fabulous with a visit to Brooklyn’s Pride celebration on Saturday! Start at the afternoon street festival along Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue (from First to the Ninth streets, and then cheer for the Grand Marshals of the famous Twilight Parade, including Russian queer activist Lyosha Gorshkov and the queens behind Drag Queen Story Hour.
7:30 pm on Fifth Avenue, from Lincoln Place to Ninth Street in Park Slope, www.brooklynpride.org. Free.
Tony Tony Tony!
We don’t often acknowledge Manhattan’s Great White Way, but consider this an extension of Brooklyn Pride! Watch the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at the Bushwick bar Syndicated, where you can join the prediction contest and root for “Spongebob Squarepants: the Musical!,” featuring a book by Brooklynite Kyle Jarrow and songs from Brooklyn’s Jonathan Coulton and They Might Be Giants.
8 pm at Syndicated (40 Bogart St. at Thames Street in Bushwick, www.syndicatedbk.com). Free.
The Portland indie-folk rock band the Decemberists will bring its songs of shipwrecks, shape-shifters, and post-apocalyptic landscapes to Prospect Park for a ticketed show that will help to subsidize Bric’s free Celebrate Brooklyn! shows. We’re just hoping the band busts out “Ben Franklin’s Song
,” its collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda.
7 pm at the Prospect Park Band Shell [Prospect Park West and Ninth Street in Park Slope, (718) 965–8900, www.bricartsmedia.org/cb]. $45.
What’s on tap?
Take your full lunch hour and head to Metrotech today, where you can catch one of the world’s best tap dancers, Savion Glover, team up with jazz drummer Marcus Gilmore for a free outdoor performance, as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s R&B Festival.
Noon at MetroTech Commons (320 Bridge St. at Myrtle Avenue Downtown, www.bam.org). Free.
Updated 5:43 pm, July 9, 2018